BHSM Stories: Kansas City Kansas Early Childhood Center
Kansas City, Kansas
KCKECC (Kansas City Kansas Early Childhood Center) speech-language pathologists celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month this May! The KCKECC (which is part of the Kansas City, Kansas public schools) serves approximately 128 three to five-year-olds who have speech language delays. This month, Peggy Wiens, Kerri Schreiber, Tracy Erwin, Sarah Plese, and Layla Houser posted information throughout the school to help educate parents, teachers, and other school staff about speech, language, and hearing impairments. The culmination of their efforts took place on May 25th during staff development. The SLPs prepared a Jeopardy game played on the SMART Board to demonstrate use of available technology and communication software that can be used in the classroom. The teams "buzzed" in using BIGmacks. The building staff competed for prizes by demonstrating their new knowledge about typical speech and language development, therapy strategies, and professional qualifications for SLPs.
Sarah Plese, MA, CCC-SLP